honestly, this is just my own
take on a tried and true look. heavy on the black, skinny fit, ragged
all over! When i say “ragged” i don’t always mean in the literal sense,
but in the “edge” you bring to the outfit.
so obviously the
black plays a big part in this look. for this crisp looking edge, you’re
gonna want to try and match your blacks. this sounds silly but people
who already know, know how tricky this can be. different materials or
age of the garment can make the shade of black vary. varying shades
between articles can be a look on its own but for this style, i wanted a
strong sharp “uniform” look, so matching blacks is key!
thing to note here is the layers. my first layer is actually a long tee
tank top. have a tank over a regular tee is dope because it wont be as
hot or bulky as you add more layers over it. i used the grey tank to
break the black up a bit so you could actually see the layers very
easily, but its a darker grey so as not to be too harsh a contrast to
the uniform look of the black. next i have a black hoodie without the
jersey bottom. the unique bottom of this hoodie makes it especially
great to layer with as it doesn’t “pinch” into the shirt underneath like
a usual hoodie does. instead it just falls straight and lets the outfit
flow a it more. lastly, i have a sort of loud patched denim vest
sitting atop everything as a bit of a statement piece.
panel lid on top is a nice tie in to the city motif of the outfit. the
black and grey works with the pallet well and even the semi busy 90′s
pattern on the cap plays into the fun, unique, ragged nature of the
below i have the super slim black jeans that again,
match blacks and finish off the look with the obligatory black vans.
personally, i almost never ever wear socks. i dont like them much so i
almost always cuff my jeans up a bit and show off a bit of ankle because
i like it and it makes me feel scandalous to show a little skin.
here is a look that’s
comfortable and stylish. both shirts are oversized here to give a semi
shlubby kind of look. Even the pants i have on here are a little looser
than i typically where which can sometimes make the look seem TOO baggy
but i think the high cuffs that taper the jean above the ankle reel it
in pretty well and make it work. You can see i did the same with the
sleeves of the shirt to again, give the loose/ ill fitting garment a bit
of a fitted look in a certain area. a few styling moves like that can
really spruce up some clothes you may think don’t fit you very well.
heavily torn jeans also helps showcase the raggedness of the whole
outfit. Pairing the torn denim with the oversized, ill fit style of the
tops ties it all together as an intentional “look”. Even the small
details of HOW the cuffs of the jeans and shirts are done more wrinkled
and messy instead of clean add to the theme in the outfit. To further
indicate this, i kept the color blue running throughout the look. For
the shirt underneath, i wore an off white instead of a clean white to
again, play into that “worn in” look. the shirt has a big bold “X” on it made of zippers which adds a bit of texture and dare i say…intrigue to the look as well? (by the way i’m a huge dork)
I kept the shoes looking clean (non distressed) because i just feel like footwear should almost always look on point.
here’s a clash of style
that i really love to do. not that i’m the first guy to do it, i just
feel like it fits my personality best. a little high brow with a little
vagrancy is what i’m all about!
so here i have a fitted long
sleeve button up with narrow stripes in white and light blue. over this i
have a vest that actually has a very subtle plaid pattern over it.
clashing patterns can be a trainwreck or it can be dope as hell. use
you’re digression and commit to it! (most of “pulling off a look” is in
the confidence anyways!) i’ve also accessorized the look a bit with some
red braces (suspenders). the light color of the red goes well with the
light blue of the stripes of the shirt in my humble opinion. (then again
i’m partially colorblind so maybe check a color wheel or something?)
give this a smart look i’ve rolled my sleeves up in the “j.crew” or
“italian” or whatever way you’d like to call it. It looks especially
nice with shirts like this with a different color or pattern on the
inside of the shirt cuffs. to do this just pull the sleeve back like you
would a regular cuff, but pull it up past the elbow. then bring the
bottom of the sleeve up to the cuff. you can do these very clean or a
little messy with the flaps kinda hanging out there. since i’m trying to
dress this down a bit, i left the shirt upbuttoned a bit and opted for a
bit of a sloppy cuff job.
below i have my torn jeans. these have
just straight cuts across the knees that are dope. These jeans work
really well for this look for a few reasons. firstly, because the cut in
the knee is relatively clean, when standing straight up you can barely
tell the jeans have a cut there, but you can clearly see the wholes when
a leg is bent. secondly, the rest of the jean is blemish free and
otherwise still very classy looking so it ties into the rest of the
i’ve got some sunnies hanging on the shirt to
really punctuate the look and of course the classic black vans on the
souls (i SWEAR i own many many shoes that aren’t black vans. you’ll